The 2015 edition of Sluice__ will host approximately 35 artist/curator-run and emerging galleries from around the world.
Sluice__ positions itself in the centre of London during Frieze week in order to create a space for critically engaged art that finds itself in conflict with the hyper-commercialised environment of the art fair as trade fair. Sluice__ is thereby a counter-balance to the predominant model. Sluice__ occupies the form of the art fair but is not beholden to the art fair model in its current state.
Sluice__ is an art initiative run by an artist, a curator and an art educationalist. Since its inception in 2011, Sluice’s emphasis has been on open and collaborative practice,
with a strong program of education, performance and publishing. Sluice is a critical platform which takes on different guises (including art fairs, expos and exhibitions) to investigate the very nature of art and its relationship to commerce.